The popularity of scuba diving with the scouts has grown exponentially over the last several years. Much like scuba, the overall philosophy of scouting encourages the quest for adventure. It is a life changing experience that enables young men and women to embrace challenges in a whole new way. That first breath underwater; the feeling of total weightlessness as you embark into a foreign world enables you to be part of something so powerful it transforms your life!
Scuba Diving Merit Badge:
Achievement of the Scuba Diving Merit Badge will result in a PADI Open Water Diver Certification. This is a lifetime certification that is only the first step into an endless world of new experiences, adventure and fun.
After completing the certifications boys will have the ability to go scuba diving in a variety of different environments and continue their education to further enhance their skills.
The Scuba Diving Merit Badge program consists of four parts:
To get started contact us at 203-740-9166 and we will explain the options available for knowledge development and class schedules.
Additional Opportunities for Scouts
The Open Water Diver Course is just the first step to tapping into an abundance of educational opportunities, programs and adventures for scouts. There are many additional programs offered by THE DIVE SHOP that compliment other scouting programs. The PADI and Boy Scouts of America partnership has now opened the door to making these accessible to troops.
First Aid courses through Emergency First Response
PADI offers an accredited First Aid, CPR and AED program covering Adult, Child and Infant emergency procedures. First aid is a requirement for many levels of rank advancement in Boy Scouts and Venturing and also a requirement for the PADI Rescue Diver Course.
Swimming merit badge
THE DIVE SHOP has its own pool on site and can assist packs, troops and crews with swimming instruction as they pursue rank advancement. Some PADI Instructors are qualified as counselors for the Swimming Merit Badge.
Oceanography merit badge
PADI offers a variety of programs that could be taught in conjunction with scuba, such as the PADI National Geographic Specialty. Project AWARE Specialty, Underwater Naturalist Specialty and Project AWARE Fish Identification program.
The Project AWARE Foundation has a number of activities and events throughout the year to promote environmental awareness and conservation. Clean-ups are held regularly throughout the warmer months.
If you are interested please contact us so we may coordinate a class schedule that best fits your schedule.
CALL THE DIVE SHOP - 203-740-9166.
HOURS: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM